n clinical health monitoring, the diagnostic machines that perform physiological measurement and stimulation through skin are connected to patients with wires and cables. Such complicated wiring can be inconvenient and distressing for both patients and physicians. For example, a patient who may have heart disease is usually required to wear a bulky monitor for a prolonged period (typically a month) in order to capture the abnormal yet rare cardiac events. The current best electrodes are gel-coated adhesive pads. Many people, particularly those who have sensitive skins, will develop a rash, and the electrode locations have to be constantly moved around, interrupting monitoring.
Man Robs to Get in Jail to Get Healthcare
Some people who need medical care but can't afford it go to the emergency room. Others just hope they'll get better. James Richard Verone robbed a bank. Earlier this month, Verone (pictured), a 59-year-old convenience store clerk, walked into a Gaston, N.C., bank and handed the cashier a note demanding $1 and medical attention. Then he waited calmly for police to show up. He's now in jail and has an appointment with a doctor this week. Verone's problems started when he lost the job he'd held for 17 years as a Coca Cola deliveryman, amid the economic downturn. He found new work driving a truck, but it didn't last. Eventually, he took a part-time position at the convenience store.